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  1. #11
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    Re: Bourbon Serving Temperature?

    Neat at room temp to start, then, I like to warm it a bit more in my hands.

  2. #12
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    Re: Bourbon Serving Temperature?

    It depends on what I am drinking. If I want a refreshing drink in the summer, I like Dickel, mixed about half and half in a tall glass with spring water and lots of ice. Cannot beat it. Or I like to drink dusty Beam with coke and ice. But any bourbon, ours included I drink at room temp, I am not much for sipping. I follow up with a big glass of cool water.

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    Re: Bourbon Serving Temperature?

    For me it it really depends on the bourbon i'm drinking. I find the older stuff (12 yrs or more) doesnt need any finesse, unless the proof is over 100. So a splash or drips of water @around 65F is perfection. Honestly, since temperature affects the lasting quality of whiskey, it makes sense to.serve it at no more than 75F. However, younger whiskeys with their intense mouth burn, benefit quite a lot with cooler temperatures under 65f.


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  4. #14
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    Re: Bourbon Serving Temperature?

    Room temp (73 degrees), but In my tasting room I also have a mini fridge with a hot plate on it. When I decide to have a drink, I take three clean Glencairns out and pour 1/2 ounce of whiskey into each. One goes in the coldest part of the fridge for 5 minutes, while another goes on the hot plate on the lowest setting for 5 minutes. I write separate tasting notes for each one. This minor scientific effort allows me to narrow down the ideal tasting temperature for each whiskey.

  5. #15
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    Re: Bourbon Serving Temperature?

    Most always neat at room temp. If I add a couple drops of water it's either slightly chilled or room temp as well.

  6. #16
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    Re: Bourbon Serving Temperature?

    It depends on my mood, but 90% of the time I prefer my whiskey neat at room temperature. Now if it is really hot outside and I'm going out to enjoy a cigar and a pour, then I might add an ice cube or two since the cigar is going to alter the flavors anyways.

  7. #17
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    Re: Bourbon Serving Temperature?

    Room temp, unless the Whiskey sucks, or I'm mowing the lawn. Then I throw in an ice cube or 2.

  8. #18
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    Re: Bourbon Serving Temperature?

    Room temperature for me as well. I keep a bottle of EW BIB in the fridge, but that hasn't been touched since Summer 2011.
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